View Full Version : Wilbert "the vampire" Johnson

Roger Mellie
06-09-2009, 12:20 PM
I heard about this guy back in the eighties,and so the story goes he used to get carried into the ring in a coffin.

Does anybody have any info/pics of this fighter?

06-09-2009, 07:54 PM
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06-10-2009, 07:32 PM
I couldn't find any youtube video's but he did come out in a coffin many times.

I have a couple of his fights I might be able to upload if I have the time.

from boxrec

Missing his two front teeth, Johnson was carried to the ring in a coffin, and rose out wearing a black cape and smiling his 'Vampire Smile' at the fans.

3/6/81 Johnson was the first man to defeat future light-heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde in Winnipeg, Canada. Lalonde gained revenge in a return bout and stopped Johnson in the second round.

4/25/81 Johnson knocked out Dan Kiser in Sikeston, Missouri causing Kaiser's leg to be broken as he crashed to the canvas.

After he quit boxing, Johnson became a bus driver in his home town of Middletown, Ohio.